September 9, 2023 3 min read


Germany vs. Serbia 2023 FIBA World Cup Final Odds, Time, and Prediction

Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines is the place where Germany and Serbia will square off in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Final on Sunday, September 10

Germany has a chance to win its first-ever FIBA World Cup on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Meanwhile, Serbia is looking to add a sixth gold medal to its collection, thus breaking the record. Knowing this, it’s clear that both teams will be super motivated to win, which means only one thing – we’re in for a real spectacle at Mall of Asia Arena.

Serbia vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Odds

Serbia +1.5-115
Germany -1.5-111
Points TotalOdds
Over 174.5-111
Under 174.5-115

*Odds taken from FanDuel on Friday, September 8.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Philippines
  • Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 a.m ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN+

Germany Coming Off a Win Over Team US

The United States men’s national basketball team was the No. 1 favorite to win the 2023 FIBA World Cup before the start of the tournament. Until Friday, it seemed as if the bookies were right to favor the Americans. But then, Team US lost to Germany 113-111.

It was a close win for the Germans especially after Team US players switched to the top gear in the final couple of minutes of the game. But Germany was able to survive, mostly thanks to its players’ brilliant offensive output.

Truth be told, the Americans didn’t seem too interested in the defense, which allowed Germany to score so many points. In fact, 113 points is the most these guys have scored in a game since 2014 when they beat Luxemburg 118-66.

Should you expect the Germans to continue their offensive brilliance and score as many points in the 2023 FIBA World Cup? Not really. After all, they’re playing against a team with arguably the most disciplined defense in the world.

Svetislav Pesic Preparing Another Basketball Masterclass

When you think of Serbian basketball, your mind probably goes straight to Nikola Jokic. But “Joker” isn’t with the Serbia national team in the Philippines. Instead, this team’s biggest star is Bogdan Bogdanovic, who’s been getting limited time on the court in the NBA as an Atlanta Hawks shooting guard.

This team might not be packed with superstars, but Serbia works great as a collective. This isn’t surprising given that the team is coached by Svetislav Pesic, a 74-year-old coach who won a World Cup in 2002 while at the helm of former Yugoslavia.

After winning the 2002 World Cup in Indianapolis, Pesic coached a number of elite European clubs, including Bayern Munich, where he stayed for nearly four years. Further, at one point in his career, he was even the head coach of the Germany national basketball team.

2023 FIBA World Cup Final Prediction

With Pesic as their coach, the Serbs have every right to hope for a good result on Sunday. If there’s a man who can prepare a strategy needed to beat the Germans in the final, it’s him. Plus, you can be 100% certain that his boys are going to give everything on the court of the Mall of Asia Arena. It’s not just about becoming the champions of the world, it’s also about making their struggling friend happy.

What we’re talking about is that the Serbs want to win the FIBA World Cup for their teammate Borisa Simanic who suffered such a horrible injury in Serbia’s game against South Sudan that doctors had to remove his kidney.

Pick: Serbia to win


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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